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The Boss Baby - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews
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That line from the movie encapsulates perfectly what the experience of watching the film is like. There are some great throwback lines and sequences that will appeal to adults, while still having plenty of fun stuff for kids. My 6-yr old girl really liked it.
The first half of the movie is much better than the second half where I think it tries to bite off more than it can chew. The animation is top shelf and I was impressed and admittedly mesmerized by a few action sequences on how much fun they were.
Still pales in comparison to Lego Batman but is totally a passable movie.
Heart rating: 2.5 stars
Brain rating: 3 stars
This movie looks like hot garbage and everything that's wrong with kids animated movie fare. This movie isn't for dumb people...it makes dumb people.
Pass with extreme prejudice.
You should have played Mario Kart with your daughter instead.
I feel like a horrible dad for giving in and allowing them to see this.
Again, watch the trailer for Smurfs: Lost Village.. now THAT is one bad looking movie.
I laughed out loud several times and Emily really liked it (the fact that she strongly prefers Born in China made me love her even more).
Crayons, you really hated it? I thought it was fine. It's totally goes off the rails when they get to Vegas but up to then, it was pretty good. That action sequence in the backyard was some really good animation.
Plus there were a lit of jokes that were quite adult oriented, and then sanitized for younger consumption. My thoughts on that were "why bother?" They weren't clever enough to fly over their heads of the kids, so they knew they were missing out on inside jokes that adults understand, so I was left trying to dodge explanations for them. Mostly because explaining it makes it even less funny than it already isn't.
Hilarious and creative, this was not. It tried to cater to everyone and in the process, catered to no one.
In Lego Batman, Emily was CONSTANTLY asking me why i was laughing, but she never did in this one. So there's a way to pull it off that is seemless and appeals to both without alienating either audience.
I'm glad this movie has caused so much discussion, maybe I should take her to Smurfs this weekend just for the reaction here to how much I'll surely hate the experience
I am sure her first longer items will probably be documentaries or carefully chosen animated films (Studio Ghibli, Cartoon Saloon, stuff like that).
Sadly, the next day I ended up seeing Smurfs. Wow, that was such a bad movie. Zero expectations there as well.